National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo

Red Wings Condemn Use of Logo at White Nationalist Rally

Why white supremacy marchers in Charlottesville are using the Detroit Red Wings logo

It appears the team will pursue legal options against the group.

The Detroit Red Wings have issued a statement saying the National Hockey League franchise was "not associated" in any way with white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. after several were seen carrying shields bearing the club's logo.

If you saw pictures or videos from Charlottesville, you may have seen the Red Wings' logo.

A white nationalist group from MI that calls itself the Detroit Right Wings tweeted Friday night that members had arrived for the rally in Charlottesville.

The Detroit Right Wings are part of the Identitarian movement, which began in Europe but has spread across the Atlantic Ocean in recent years.

- andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) August 12, 2017The Nazis basically Nazi-fied the Red Wings logo.

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"The Detroit Red Wings vehemently disagree with and are not associated in any way with the event taking place in Charlottesville, Va.", the team said.

"The Red Wings believe that hockey is for everyone and we celebrate the great diversity of our fan base and our nation".

The team issued a statement on Saturday, condemning the demonstration, and threatening possible legal action for the use of their logo.

The Detroit Right Wings, according to Deadspin.com, took to YouTube in July to raise $2,500 to fund their Charlottesville trip. One person died and 19 were hurt when a vehicle was driven intentionally into a throng of anti-racism demonstrators.

Clashes erupted between white nationalists and counter-protestors.

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